Monday, April 12, 2010

Action Alert: Rally to Protest Texas State Board of Education Textbook Changes

SECULAR Center volunteers are helping to plan a rally to protest the proposed changes to Texas textbooks.  American Atheists, among others, is sponsoring the event to be held on May 16th at 11:00 am in Austin, TX.  To learn more about the changes, please visit these websites:

Texas State Board of Education (TSBE) Website

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=1156
Media Stories about the Textbook Changes
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/education/13texas.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/13/texas-textbook-massacre-u_n_498003.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/17/AR2010031700560.html


The most important way that you can help right now is to help us find speakers who are teachers, have kids in Texas schools, or are directly affected by the changes in some way (ie textbook writers, etc.).  We are looking for most of the speakers to live in Texas.  The speakers will each have about 15 minutes. 

The SECULAR Center is organizing carpools/buses/shuttles from Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.  If you're interested in participating, please e-mail us!  Think about how fun it would be to get hyped up for the rally on a bus with your fellow protesters! 

We are also looking for a great, catchy name for the rally!  To participate in the discussion, please twitter us @secularcenter or send us an e-mail. 

If you're interested in helping to plan in this important event, please contact us! 

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